Founded in 2013 by Jon Dean and Farrell Edwards, XacFAQ focuses on developing apps for smartphones, tablets and other connected devices such as Google Glass. XacFAQ has built a technology platform that allows content owners to quickly and easily deliver that content to connected consumers, with the entire development and live service managed by XacFAQ. 

Two apps were published in 2014 that demonstrated to potential licensees how the platform works, and how XacFAQ could maintain the live services 24/7, Xac USA and XAC UK (see below).  While not pursuing a consumer market in themselves, each game developed a small and loyal following, eager to play the engaging and often humorous trivia content.

The XacFAQ content platform proved to have application beyond trivia games, and was of interest to brands engaged in elearning and training also.

The Team

XacFAQ during the first year was essentially Farrell and I doing everything.  We hired contractors as needed, and cajoled friends and family members into helping us whenever we could.  This gave the XacUSA and XacUK games a pretty impressive credits list, which we updated over time, but below is how it looked in the fall of 2014:

An XacFAQ Production
Created by Jon Dean and Farrell Edwards
(aided by copious amounts of Diet Mountain Dew, Tetley tea and Twix)
Art Direction: Brad Butler
Soundtrack by Racecar Racecar - follow them at
Customer Support: Sean Dean
Player Panel: Sinead Dean, Laurel Edwards, Bob, Dan Matkowsky, Scott Stutsman, Mick Simmons
Additional production and marketing support: Charles Busch, Mallory Day
Additional Questions by Richard Reagan, Hayley Reagan, Dennis Miller, Kim Gardner
Additional artwork by Kelsy Rice, Jon Powell and Jodi Hansen
Business Development: Stas Mintowt-Czyz
Additional testing by Cornell Francis, Sam Curnow, Gibbs Rainock, Anthony Cummings, Brandon Welch, Jeff Peters, Spyder O'Neil, Matt Copeland, Ross Przybylski, Casey Spencer, Joe Dean, Timber and Matt Barker
Special thanks to:
All family & friends for their patience & support especially
Laurel, Spencer, Melissa, Dallen & Sarah "Bob" Jane;
Elaine, Sean, Joe & Sinead, The Real Sophie Dog (head of security), assorted cats;
Verlin & Dot, The 4 Hims;
All our friends at EA;
John and David at Film Utah and DMAU;
John at InciteTax;
Valdemar Bucilko at Unity